Green Fava Beans
Today I realized that I have saved a lot of banana chips from the so called tropical mix nuts and tropical fruit bags that we buy from the health store, every time I buy a bag I realize more and more that they are just full of banana chips and hardly any mixed nuts or any tropical fruits…
So tonight was a Chinese food night, but we did not order take out because I wanted to use some of the sauces I bought in my own homemade recipes!
The beef stir-fry turned out delicious, the flavor of the sauce mixed with the vegetable and the meat was amazing.
I paired it with delicious Chinese barbecue chicken, it was easy to make and it only took 40-45 minutes to get both dishes on the table, the same amount of time to get in the car and drive to pickup take out!
The stir fry dish could be made in to an absolutely delicious vegan dish by following the recipe,and substituting the beef with firm tofu.
.1 Lb. thin sirloin strips
.1 bag stir fry vegetable mix 9 oz.
.1 bag of frozen stir fry mixed bell pepper and onion 16 oz.
.3 cups button mushrooms
.1 jar stir fry sauce 11.4 oz.
.1 tbsp. cornstarch
.3 tbsp. vegetable oil
.1/2 can water chestnuts (freeze the other half-in zip top bag)
.1 bag fresh Chinese noodles 9.87 oz.
.1/2 cup water
.2 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
.2 tbsp. dry slivered garlic
.1 tsp. sesame oil
.1 tbsp. soy sauce
.2 tbsp. toasted sesame (optional)
Chinese barbecue chicken
.4 large chicken thighs bone in
.4-5 tbsp. Chinese barbecue sauce
.1/2 cup of water
Preheat oven 420
Add chicken to baking sheet and brush on the barbecue sauce; add the water to the bottom of the baking pan around the chicken, bake for 45 minutes with continues brushing by dipping the brush in the sauce, in the baking pan, about 4 times.
In a medium bowl, mix cornstarch and 3 tbsp. of the stir-fry sauce, add the beef and with clean hands mix until the beef well covered.
In a large sauté pan or wok on high heat, add vegetable oil and sauté the beef in single layer, 1 minute on each side, remove, and set aside.
To the same pan / wok, add the bell pepper and onion mix, sauté until all the water evaporated.
Add the stir-fry mixed vegetable, whole button mushrooms and sauté for few minutes until all fork tender.
Add water chestnuts, cooked beef, and stir until all combined.
Add sesame oil, grated fresh ginger, dry slivered garlic, soy sauce, and the remaining stir-fry sauce, mix well.
Add fresh noodles, with a tong stir the noodles in to the vegetable and the sauce mixture, add water, and cook until noodles heated through.
Add toasted sesame if you like, and serve family style. Enjoy!